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Power Waffles with Almonds, Yogurt and Bananas


Looking for a completely oil-free healthy waffle that will energize your workouts and make your taste buds dance?


INGREDIENTS

• 2 1/2 cups light soy milk or nonfat milk (warmed to 100°Fahrenheit to 110°Fahrenheit)
• 1 teaspoon dry yeast
• 1 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
• 1 cup buckwheat flour
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1 cup old-fashioned oats
• 1/4 cup minced crystallized ginger
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 6 large egg whites, beaten to blend
• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil

TOPPINGS

• 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
• 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
• 5 bananas, sliced
• pure honey, to taste

PREPARATION

Mix milk, yeast, ginger, and sugar in medium bowl to blend. Let stand until foamy, approximately 10 minutes.

Mix both flours, oats, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Add yeast mixture; stir to blend (batter will be thick). Cover and chill at least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 150°F.
Preheat Belgian waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

Next, mix egg whites, melted butter and baking powder into batter. Spoon 1 cup batter onto iron; spread with spatula. Cover and cook until golden and cooked through, approximately 4 minutes. Transfer waffle to baking sheet and keep warm in oven. Repeat, making 6 waffles total.
Place waffles on plates.

Top with almonds, yogurt, bananas, and honey. Enjoy!




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